Volleyball Tops St. Louis 3-0
SAINT LOUIS — After a Friday night loss the Davidson Wildcats bounced back on Saturday afternoon, downing the Saint Louis Billikens in three sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-17).
The victory puts the ‘Cats back on track, as Davidson is 8-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference and 14-6 overall.
Rookie Kayla Davis led the way, swinging .500 on eight swings and five kills while Sola Omonije hit an impressive .474 (10 kills, 19 swings). Overall, the Wildcats hit .153 and held the Billikens to a .000 attacking percentage with 30 kills and 30 errors. At the net, Davidson combined for 10 blocks with six assists from Anela Davis, five from Emma Slusser and four from Kayla Davis.
With set one at 8-8, Isabel Decker rattled off back-to-back kills to break the tie and hand Davidson the lead for the remainder of the set. With a 6-0 run midway through the frame, the Wildcats had a clear advantage and cruised to the 25-18 set one win.
In the second, the ‘Cats and Billikens battled back and forth until Omonije and Anela Davis combined for two straight kills to push the Wildcats ahead 16-14, with their largest lead of the set. Despite SLU hanging within two of the ‘Cats, Decker added three kills down the stretch to secure the second-straight set win.
After hitting a match-best .194 as a team, Davidson cruised to its third set of the day with a 25-17 victory. While tied 13-13, Bella Brady served an ace before the ‘Cats pulled off a 6-1 run to take the lead for good and sweep the Saturday match.
Brady ended the Saturday match with 19 digs and 40 total on the seven set weekend, while Jessie Doyal and Xuan Nguyen combined for 28 assists.
The Wildcats will return home to host Fordham from inside Belk Arena on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.